Buzz Out Loud 1577: SOPA: it ain't over yet (Podcast)

The Internet flexed its power with this week's SOPA/PIPA blackouts, but make no mistake: this battle isn't over yet, and will only intensify--it might get a lot more sneaky, in fact. But this week? The Internet wins. Will students lose out with Apple's new plan to revamp the textbook industry? Or just the students (and schools) who can't can't afford iPads?

The Internet flexed its power with this week's SOPA/PIPA blackouts, but make no mistake: this battle isn't over yet, and will only intensify--it might get a lot more sneaky, in fact. But this week? The Internet wins. Will students lose out with Apple's new plan to revamp the textbook industry? Or just the students (and schools) who can't can't afford iPads?

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EPISODE 1577

NEWS:

-Apple launches iBooks 2 digital textbooks

-Apple’s new iBooks Author targets e-book creators

-Apple revamps iTunes U, makes it class portal

-Apple's New Math. Or: Why A $15 eBook Equals a $75 Paper Book

-Protests lead to weakening support for Protect IP, SOPA

-PIPA support collapses with 13 new opponents in senate

-A Political Coming of Age for the Tech Industry

-Google says 4.5 million people signed anti-SOPA petition today

-2.4+ million SOPA-related Tweets from 12am-4pm ET today. Top 5 terms: SOPA, Stop SOPA, PIPA, Tell Congress, #factswithoutwikipedia

-SOPA copyright bill draws fire

-Protesting PIPA (photos)

-Mark Zuckerberg finally comes out against SOPA

-The awkward moment when you break the law you proposed #StopSOPA

-Post-SOPA: the path forward for addressing piracy

-Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

-Facebook intros 60 new Open Graph partners, opens to all

-Facebook’s biggest change yet: Actions are here

-Five things to know before using Facebook’s Timeline apps

-AT&T retools data plans: 300MB for $20, 3GB for $30, 5GB with tethering for $50

-Apple takes the fight to Android

-Rob Lowe’s Peyton Manning retiring tweet sparks Internet frenzy

EMAILS:

High Data Usage Alert
Really AT&T? Really?

The only reason I tolerated your crappy service for so long was that I was grandfathered into an unlimited iPhone data plan. So, really? After my whole family has iPhones on the same plan, and we’re all on 2 yr contracts, your now going to start throttling our data speeds in addition to capping the data on the new lines? Really?

I just hope this let’s me break my contract and move to sprint. I’m sure the coverage is abysmal, and the call quality stinks, but really, is that any different from AT&T?

–Nate

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hey guys,

lately I’ve been hearing that CNET supports SOPA. Is that true? Cameron”

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http://bol.cnet.com, 800-616-2638 (CNET), buzz@cnet.com

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